SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES, HUMANITIES, AND ARTS, Vol 16, No 1 (2016)

THE CONFIRMATION STUDY OF MUTANT BEING AND FRIENDSHIP OF SLASH CHARACTERS IN ORIGINAL MEDIA

Proud Arunrangsiwed




Abstract


This quantitative content analysis was conducted to confirm the
findings of past qualitative studies in the area of Slash or Yaoi fan creations. Slash or Yaoi fan creations include homosexual relationship between two male characters borrowed from original media, such as movies and comics. The findings of past research were that (1) Slash characters were nonhuman being, and (2) homosexual relationship in Slash fan creations was developed from friendship in original media. The results support that most Slash characters were nonhuman being. On the other hand, homosexual relationship in some type of Slash pairing was developed from enmity, not from friendship. This finding suggests that the future research should examine the relationship between the villain-related Slash pairings and fan artists’ personal characteristic. Moreover, the violence in villain-related Slash fan art should be identified.

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